Yoga, Addiction & Recovery

Questions Answered Here

  1. Define addiction in a nutshell.
  2. Aside from drugs and alcohol, what makes up the “Big 6 Addictions” according to expert Tommy Rosen?
  3. What other definitions might help to understand addiction?
  4. Why has it been said that addiction is the greatest social problem of our time?
  5. According to the Recovery Research Institute, what percentage of U.S. adults have, over the course of their lives, met criteria for an alcohol use disorder? Drug use disorder?
  6. What is a common stereotype about addiction?
  7. Describe the Eastern perspective of addiction.
  8. What can each of us do to begin to soften the stigma around all types of addiction?
  9. Experts consistently agree that yoga is not a cure for addiction, but rather is a tool in the recovery toolbox. Provide information that supports this statement.
  10. Name three general ways in which yoga can help with addiction recovery.
  11. Describe three specific ways in which yoga may help with addiction recovery.
  12. How might spiritual well-being relate to addiction recovery?
  13. What other considerations may be key to successful recovery?

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